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Retired Colonel David Cole launches bid for Alabama House of Representatives District 10

Retired U.S. Army Colonel Dr. David Cole on Tuesday announced that he would seek the Republican Party nomination for the Alabama House of Representatives, District 10.

The highly-decorated veteran, whose military background includes service in both Iraq and Afghanistan, is seeking a seat currently occupied by State Rep. Mike Ball (R-Madison), who has decided to forgo reelection.

Cole is board certified in aerospace medicine, occupational and environmental medicine. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Arkansas State University and holds a medical doctorate from the University of Arkansas College for Medical Sciences. The candidate is presently working as the medical doctor of occupational health at a local hospital.

In announcing his candidacy, Cole identified a handful of issues he intended to address should his campaign for the legislature’s lower chamber prove successful.

“I am a conservative that will work for the people of Alabama to serve with honor and transparency,” declared Cole. “I will work to improve our roadways, fund our schools, and expand benefits for veterans. I will be a voice for parental rights and protect our freedoms that are guaranteed under the Constitution, which I believe are under attack.”

The Army has awarded Cole numerous recognitions for his military service. The awards include the Bronze Star with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Air Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters, among others.

House District 10 includes portions of Madison County. The primary election is slated to occur on May 24, 2022.

Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL